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June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election
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June 5, 2018California Primary Election

Election Results

Statewide Results

  • 100% of precincts reporting.
  • Voter Turnout: 29.7%.

Ballot Measures

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Proposition 68 — Bonds for Environment, Parks and Water

Passed 2,985,868 votes yes (56.7%) 2,277,315 votes no (43.3%)

Authorizes $4 billion in general obligation bonds for: parks, natural resources protection, climate adaptation, water quality and supply, and flood protection. Fiscal Impact: Increased state bond repayment costs averaging $200 million annually over 40 years. Local government savings for natural resources-related projects, likely averaging several tens of millions of dollars annually over the next few decades.

Proposition 69 — Transportation Funding

Passed 4,268,438 votes yes (81%) 1,000,249 votes no (19%)

Requires that certain revenues generated by a 2017 transportation funding law be used only for transportation purposes and generally prohibits Legislature from diverting funds to other purposes. Fiscal Impact: No direct effect on the amount of state and local revenues or costs but could affect how some monies are spent.

Proposition 70 — Cap-and-Trade Amendment

Failed 1,807,089 votes yes (35.7%) 3,256,015 votes no (64.3%)

Beginning in 2024, requires that cap-and-trade revenues accumulate in a reserve fund until the Legislature, by a two-thirds majority, authorizes use of the revenues. Fiscal Impact: Beginning in 2024, potential temporary increase in state sales tax revenue, ranging from none to a few hundred million dollars annually, and possible changes in how revenue from sale of greenhouse gas emission permits is spent.

Proposition 71 — Ballot Measure Effective Date

Passed 3,952,568 votes yes (77.4%) 1,152,601 votes no (22.6%)

Provides that ballot measures approved by a majority of voters shall take effect five days after the Secretary of State certifies the results of the election. Fiscal Impact: Likely little or no effect on state and local finances.

Proposition 72 — Taxes for Rainwater Capture Systems

Passed 4,376,913 votes yes (84.3%) 814,734 votes no (15.7%)

Permits Legislature to allow construction of rain-capture systems, completed on or after January 1, 2019, without requiring property-tax reassessment. Fiscal Impact: Probably minor reduction in annual property tax revenues to local governments.

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